Harvest of Empire

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-05-31
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

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A sweeping history of the Latino experience in the United States- thoroughly revised and updated. The first new edition in ten years of this important study of Latinos in U.S. history, Harvest of Empirespans five centuries-from the first New World colonies to the first decade of the new millennium. Latinos are now the largest minority group in the United States, and their impact on American popular culture-from food to entertainment to literature-is greater than ever. Featuring family portraits of real- life immigrant Latino pioneers, as well as accounts of the events and conditions that compelled them to leave their homelands, Harvest of Empire is required reading for anyone wishing to understand the history and legacy of this increasingly influential group.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
Conquerors and Victims: The Image of America Forms (1500-1800)p. 3
The Spanish Borderlands and the Making of an Empire (1810-1898)p. 27
Banana Republics and Bonds: Taming the Empire's Backyard (1898-1950)p. 58
Puerto Ricans: Citizens Yet Foreignersp. 81
Mexicans: Pioneers of a Different Typep. 96
Cubans: Special Refugeesp. 108
Dominicans: From the Duarte to the George Washington Bridgep. 117
Central Americans: Intervention Comes Home to Roostp. 129
Colombians and Panamanians: Overcoming Division and Disdainp. 149
The Return of Juan Seguín: Latinos and the Remaking of American Politicsp. 167
Immigrants Old and New: Closing Borders of the Mindp. 199
Speak Spanish, You're in America!: El Huracán over Language and Culturep. 225
Free Trade: The Final Conquest of Latin Americap. 249
Puerto Rico, U.S.A.: Possessed and Unwantedp. 278
Epiloguep. 307
Acknowledgmentsp. 312
Notesp. 314
Glossaryp. 353
Bibliographyp. 355
Interviewsp. 369
Indexp. 373
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